It was our first trip to Panchgani. Decided to stay in Hotel Prospect based on TripAdvisor ratings.
And we were pleasantly surprised that the ratings are pretty accurate in the case of Hotel Prospect.
The estate on which the hotel is located is very beautiful. It does have the feel of a heritage hotel throughout. In the rains, the place gets even more beautiful. The sloping driveway with croutons on both sides was enchanting. Car parking is at the landing at the end of the highway, thankfully. So, you don't see ugly cars marring the pretty estate.
The buildings them selves are styled after old-time bungalows and have a forest lodge feel due to the extensive use of wood. The estate owners' penchant for antiques adds to the charm.
You can feel the owners take care of you in many subtle ways. The staff is also trained to be subtly courteous and make you feel at home. We were provided with a double room with four beds and two bathrooms even though our kids were under 3 years of age and their stay was free. There was a pantry right next to our room and the staff provided us with hot water whenever we had to prepare a feed for the baby. They even provided us with an umbrella when we had to leave the room for our meals.
The food was the best part of the stay. We might land up there the next time just for the food! We had our fill of delicacies - Fish fry to Mutton (Salli Boti) to Chicken kheema pakoras to lovely desserts both during lunch and dinner. We were so enchanted by the place that we hardly went out "sight-seeing" in Panchgani.
Highly recommended. Plan to visit this place again soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Rates are per person and include all meals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Prospect Hotel Panchgani, Maharashtra